The rockers of Tesla were slated to hold a show in Oshkosh last week, but the gig was cancelled. Now, ticketholders are hoping they’ll still receive refunds even though the arena’s owner is going through bankruptcy proceedings.
The gig was set to take place at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wyoming on September 4. According to Action 2 News, the arena’s general manager Jason Fields assured that ticketholders will receive a full refund, although the process is taking longer than normal.
“We are not keeping anybody’s money, nor would we ever conduct ourselves in that capacity,” Fields told Action 2 News. “We understand that in light of some of the things that have come to surface in the press that it’s very easy to think otherwise, but please rest assured that it is not the case.”
Earlier this year, the arena’s contractor, Bayland Buildings, filed a Foreclosure of Mortgage complaint, reportedly claiming that the arena’s owner, Fox Valley Pro Basketball, owes $13 million and has not made a payment since May 2018. Last week, Fox Valley Pro Basketball filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, Fields promised that this will not impact the refunds for the Tesla show, noting that the process has already started.
Fields said that ticketholders who purchased tickets via cash can come to the arena to receive their refund and those who purchased tickets by credit card will be refunded from Ticket Star processor. He expects fans to receive full refunds by the end of the week.
Amid the Tesla cancellation, the Menominee Nation Arena also rescheduled a Buckcherry show to December and postponed a Rodney Atkins show.
“We truly regret to have to change these shows,” Fields said in a statement. “We want the community to feel ensured that moving forward, our management team will do everything within our power to keep shows from being rescheduled and/or canceled. We have a full list of live engagements that will be announced during the month of September for the remainder of 2019 and the 2020 season.”]
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Check out the arena’s full list of upcoming shows here.